The Assembly Rooms in Bath were designed by John Wood the Younger in 1769. The fine set of public rooms were purpose built for the assembly, a particular eighteenth century form of entertainment. The rooms are now available to hire as a venue for all sorts of occasions including weddings, and was the perfect venue for Rachel and Rory.
The couple’s big day was mid October, and it started in an apartment at The Royal Crescent. I arrived to the girls getting ready peacefully. The lovely Christy Waterfall was perfecting the makeup and the talented Jessie May was working her magic on the hair. After a few getting ready photos of the bride, I made my way over to the townhouse that Rory was staying at to document the goings on & the groomsmen before heading to the church.
The wedding ceremony was held in St Stephen’s Church, Lansdown. As the guests arrived, the weather was cloudy but dry. A perfect autumn day. Rachel was driven to the church by Rory’s dad, and was given away by her very tall and handsome brother. During the ceremony, a choir sang angelically, and the beautiful bride lit a candle in loving memory of her Mum and Dad. When the couple were pronounced man and wife, Rachel and Rory had the quickest ever first kiss (I was relieved that I captured it!)
After the ceremony, the sun had come out and there was a triumphant confetti throw. Guests then made their way to The Assembly Rooms by bus, and upon arrival they enjoyed canapés whilst I took some romantic shots of the newlyweds.
As I entered the Assembly Rooms, the flowers took my breath away. The room was truly spectacular, as was the cake, which was made by Anna Cake Couture. Guests took too their seats and food was served before it was time for the speeches given by Rory’s dad, the best man, Rachel’s brother and sister and Rachel herself. Day turned into night and I took Rachel and Rory outside for some night time shots before the party started.
Huge congratulations to Rachel and Rory on their big day, and I wish them a lifetime of happiness together!
If you are getting married at The Assembly rooms in Bath, just get in touch for a quote